September 18, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer the workshop, "QuickBooks Basic" on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Service 1st Federal Credit Union, located at 1419 Montour Blvd. in Danville.

The workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Danville Business Alliance, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Diana Dorman-Patton, a seminar instructor and small business QuickBooks consultant with more than 20 years' QuickBooks training experience, will lead the workshop. An independent consultant to small business clients, she trained under Real World Training for QuickBooks and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro instructor.

Topics to be discussed include: system requirements, choosing the appropriate version of QuickBooks, general navigation, setting up your company, setting up the chart of accounts, opening balances, setting up vendors and customers, company preferences, creating transactions including deposits, checks and transferring funds, creating classes for detailing information and reconciling bank accounts.

Registration for this workshop is $75; veterans may attend at no cost. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or email

Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops; handouts will be provided.

The Bucknell SBDC has been helping businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper for more than 30 years in Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. SBDC consultants are available to assist business owners who are just getting started investigating a business model, developing a business plan and need some coaching, or are seeking to reinvent, innovate, and grow an existing business.